Summer is well underway, bringing with it the typical family vacations and summer activities. But in most parts of the country, the summer also brings the heat, and this year is no exception.
Check out OSHA’s list of its most frequent violations, then take a walk around your shop. If an OSHA inspector comes by, are you ready to pay?
Expanded coverage adds new training modules including: First Aid and Emergency Eyewash; Safe Driving Essentials and Best Practices; Slips, Falls and Injury Avoidance; and GHS Hazcom.
My recent foray to the front lines of collision repair, where it smells like thinner and you can hear the pulling chains groan, told me that technician safety was less comprehensive than I had expected.
A healthy work environment in your shop equals more happy and productive employees.
If you’re seeing more accidents or near-misses in your shop and finding that injury rates are rising, you might consider an incentive program that rewards your staff when injury rates are low.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthy workplaces for their employees. Are you making safety a priority and covering all the bases in your shop?
Meetings sometimes stink. Most are long, some are boring, and others are downright unnecessary. So is there ever a reason to hold another meeting? Absolutely! You just have to change up your methods a bit and focus on the task (or meeting) at hand.
Dad died in 2006 from respiratory failure. My brothers and I say the collision industry killed him, but it was really ignorance that did him in.
As a business, you may think you do a good job of demonstrating sound practices and deliberate attention to safety. But do your employees have that sense when they walk into the shop or leave for the day?
As teachers, guides and role models, mentors provide powerful building blocks to give mentees a big jumpstart in their career. And there are benefits to being a mentor, too.
Implementing a successful mentoring program in an auto body shop requires putting the right people in place to manage the program and also finding the right candidates to mentor.